The Minority Chief Whip Muntaka Mohammed-Mubarak has debunked claims from the majority leader that some members of parliament, as well as parliamentary staff, have not tested positive for Covid-19.
The Minority Chief Whip insisted that these are not speculation but fact of which an earlier decision was taken by Leadership to be managed to avoid chaos.
The decision was that the house was waiting for the final testing which is set to commence on Thursday 28th to Friday 30th May before communicating to the general public.
Hon. Muntaka noted that Parliament as an institution should have admitted and given out measures that is being put in place to ensure the safety of others.
He said ” the number of people who have tested positive have since been put in isolation and are observing protocols”
The Minority Chief Whip disclosed that on Wednesday 1 MP and 1staff tested positive and on Thursday 1 MP and 12 staff approximately giving a total of 2 MP 13 staff, meanwhile, the results from Friday is yet to be known.
He iterated that we must admit the fact and tell Ghanaians that steps are being put in place to ensure others safety and not to lie about it.
Meanwhile earlier at a press briefing yesterday, the Majority Leader noted that no member of parliament or parliamentary staff have tested positive for COVID -19
Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu noted that results of both MPs and parliamentary staff will not be given to parliament has an institution.
Story By: Mary Quartey